One of the biggest considerations when buying a new smartphone has to be the display used. This not only includes factors such as the size of display used, resolution, and whether multi-touch support is included (us X10 owners know this point all too well!) But you also need to factor the display technology used – whether that be LCD, Super LCD, IPS LCD, AMOLED, Super AMOLED and even ClearBlack AMOLED. Phew, that was a mouthful!
GSM Arena has gone through the arduous task of pitting nine smartphones against each other (including the Xperia X10) comparing the displays of each. The X10 didn’t fare too well, scoring “below average” for contrast and viewing angles. However, it wasn’t the worst of the bunch and personally I find the display very good for reading text (I’m not a fan of the pentile displays on some of the AMOLED derivatives) and it also has quite good legibility in the sun. In case you are wondering, the handsets that scored highest were the Samsung handsets utilising Super AMOLED, the iPhone 4 with its Retina (IPS) display and Nokia’s ClearBlack AMOLED display in the C6-01. Click here for the detailed shootout.